NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,180 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
2183 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The rush you get from tearing through endless enemies and escaping impossible situations is what ultimately matters, and you will get it in the DS version.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Siege of Spinner Cay will tide you over, but it won't blow you away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Through all those old-school problems, The Dragon’s Trap is still a strong and engaging Metroid-esque platformer that features a pleasant interconnected world filled with areas packed with secrets and grand old-fashioned platforming. It’s well worth overcoming the outmoded aspects to experience a fresher take on a great game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent side-scroller with a special focus on variety.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The improvements made in de Blob 2 make it a much stronger game than the first, but likely won't be enough to convince players who were jaded after the first game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Band Hero is clearly aimed at a very specific audience, and for that audience it's a goldmine of content that they'll enjoy. For guys like me, who actually like rock music, I'll stick with something a little more hardcore.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, the faults of Lego Star Wars can be forgiven just to play as a Lego General Grievious swinging four lightsabers, or as Yoda bouncing around, or as Chewbacca.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails is quite an engaging game, but you need to learn it to fully understand it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Partially wasted license aside, Spider-Man 3 is a fluid, fun, refined handheld game that clearly benefits from being the developer's fourth Spidey game on the system in less than three years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories fills a gap in the Wii's horror lineup, and it does so with finesse and substance. It is a game that can be appreciated by anyone craving a good psychological thriller that makes good use of motion controls and in doing so, appeals directly to the Wii's core audience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the occasionally crushing difficulty, it’s hard not to love 3D Fantasy Zone. It’s not only an interesting footnote in Sega history and a fantastic port, but a unique and charming shooter that still holds up today.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mechanics and presentation are well-executed, and there is an absolutely intimidating amount of content.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So despite its brevity and frustrating par times, MSF is one of the best games in the eShop library, and a pleasant surprise at the end of 2011.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 for DS isn't the revolution that the home console version is, but it's still a fun rhythm game in its own right. If you love games like Amplitude and Frequency, then check this game out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It will appeal to both the old-school THPS fans (like me) and the newer crowd who are more familiar with the post-THPS3 games. For skating fans who like gaming on the go, Proving Ground is a worthy choice.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game never allows a dull moment, and it will keep players engaged with its fast-paced antics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The finest and most accurate Simpsons game produced to date. Although, some of the gameplay elements wear thin after a while, you won’t have time to notice through all the giggling you’ll be doing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extreme Exorcism is a fun game bolstered by an extraordinarily unique concept.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great game is nestled inside of this package, but some of the quality of life deficits that may have been acceptable in the Genesis days are a bit of a sore spot now. Still, there’s not a lot like it on Wii U so it’s worth taking for a spin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men could be considered "old school" in this way, a quality that may make the downloadable game an appealing distraction to some, but its surplus of unchanging RPG content drags on the novelty of the experience with time. Like any crayon, The Denpa Men quickly becomes dull.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In fact, it feels fresher and more compelling with each new level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is quite engaging while never being pretentious thanks to its great sense of humor, and difficulty has been balanced so that both experienced and novice players can jump in without feeling overwhelmed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fun if you're not sick of doing this over and over and over in the previous games. It's a great presentation, but individual mileage may vary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The big change in Dream Champ Tournament is the boss stages. Unlike the previous GBA title, which simply had Klonoa and the bosses duke it out, you now have to race the bosses. This fits well with the "tournament" aspect of the story, if you're paying any attention to it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yoshi's Woolly World is the best Yoshi game I have ever played. The controls feel extremely solid and the gameplay quirks just keep coming that makes it a unique experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absurd, playful, arcade-like experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combination of online classic Bomberman play and unique mini-games make Touch! Bomberman Land a highly recommended purchase. [JPN Import]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot more dialogue than some adventure players may be used to, but the characters have wonderfully distinct personalities. (Who doesn't love an old woman with an eyepatch drinking at the bar?)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is another fun retro-inspired title that’s definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a challenging platformer on the eShop.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the best WiiWare titles yet, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is well worth your time and money.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome. It could even be considered the GBA's "Ikaruga."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great introduction to the series and a great game period. If you have a Circle Pad Pro, I can't recommend it higher.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TumbleSeed is the perfect combination of addicting gameplay, with a plethora of varied elements that solidifies itself among the pantheon of great roguelikes. Each run has its own unique feel that continues to keep the game incredibly fresh, whether it’s your tenth or hundredth run. While it’s a shame there’s no way to submit a score offline, the rest of the game shines so bright it’s easy to overlook. If you’re looking for a challenging, but insanely satisfying roguelike, look no further.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The core game remains enjoyable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The size and pliability of the Final Fantasy music library ultimately allows for the game's extensive and difficulty spanning interpretations of each track, and fosters as fulfilling an experience as almost anything else on the 3DS.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was really surprised by how much content Age of Empires: Mythologies contains, and the game itself is fun and inventive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First-time platform gamers will enjoy this, but veterans expecting a perfect port may feel a little cheated at first.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love the Rabbids or just want a great game for your Wii, don't hesitate and take the Rabbids home.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easily the hardest videogame ever made, and is likely going to be an exercise in frustration for all but the most expert gamer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since Apollo's adventure builds upon the Phoenix Wright trilogy and the original remains the best, playing the Ace Attorney series in order remains my recommendation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ingenuity behind the cases mixed with the ability to play every part of the game with four players and tweak difficulty settings make Guilty Party a title worth pursuing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swords & Soldiers HD is surprisingly fun, and I’m glad I played it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competent shooter that gains most of its value from its outstanding creation tools.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is a fun game. It might not be as polished as Mario Kart, but it is definitely worth mentioning in the same breath as Nintendo's series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blaster Master Zero is the Blaster Master follow-up we’ve been waiting for since 1988. Is it a revolutionary game? Probably not. But it is a dang fine video game that completely (blaster) masters what it sets out to do. With an amazing progression, fun co-op multiplayer, and absolutely gorgeous retro style, Inti Creates has created a new classic and must-buy for the Nintendo Switch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Check it out if you want some straightforward water-platforming action, but if you were expecting layered, explorable worlds, Fluidity: Spin Cycle isn't that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a fresh take on a series that seemed routed in a certain style of design.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The main mode of the game is a little short, and some poor game structure choices dampen the playability a bit, but that doesn’t erase the fact that the game includes some of the best platforming experiences available.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's an incredible multiplayer game that takes a simple concept and transforms it into a deep, competitive experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not this year’s Shovel Knight, but it comes from the same place of love. It’s definitely worth your time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's also worth noting that this is the second piece of software that's exclusive to the New 3DS, so if you're itching to get some use out of the thing, Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is your only other option after Xenoblade.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite frankly, there’s nothing else quite like The Wonderful 101 on the market. It’s an incredibly polished game that’s few blemishes are easily overlooked. If you own a Wii U, you owe it to yourself to see how wonderful The Wonderful 101 truly is.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a nice variety of courses and lots to unlock, this is another fine entry in the long line of Mario sports games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still a good game, but it’s lacking a lot of the charm of its original outing without the bongos.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with a few notable annoyances, ZX Advent is a fun and addictive action game with plenty of clever level designs and fun abilities.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fantastic representation of the comic book. The story is compelling, if short, and the gameplay is fun for the most part.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a solitary campaign and online experience, then Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the game for you. If you want chaotic multiplayer party fun, wait until Mario Kart on Wii U.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does away with additional playable characters and gimmicks, instead focusing on refining the classic Sonic gameplay while adding a few twists of its own.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the hundreds of trinkets to the passersby's stupid comments, LEGO City has me smitten. I’ve finished the story and gathered a handful of collectibles, but LEGO City Undercover will stay in my Switch for a good long while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The amount of content in AlphaBounce is immense.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A damn good shooter. The film noir story is excellent and knows how to poke fun of itself very well. The only real problem is the length. Sadly, the game is quite short, even if it is a roller coaster ride from start to finish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The MMZ Collection is a great value, as there are four games here that will last you a really long time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, if you are the type of gamer that enjoys tough puzzle games then The Magic Obelisk will impress with its unique concept and wonderful presentation. For everyone else, the difficulty and control issues may be too much.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The core gameplay mechanics are set in stone and the addition of a set of achievements really helps propel the game from the mediocre range of racers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rune Factory 4 provides an infinite amount of gameplay that doesn’t end once the main story does.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It hasn't got sky-high production values; it's very slow-paced; and it's not nearly as accessible as either Advance Wars or Fire Emblem. However, it's big and challenging, and it has some great music and - most importantly - a battle system so incredibly deep that it ensures that the game cartridge will stay in your GBA for a long time to come.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I have real issues with the soccer-RPG mechanics, but once you get over the initial hump, it smoothes out a little bit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is easily one of the most original games in the series, thanks to its globetrotting, mystery-solving theme along with gameplay that recalls classic game conventions while successfully putting a MySims theme on it. This is one mission players will not regret taking on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The amount of party customization is limitless. The story is twisted, and the full voice acting improves the overall delivery. There is one major problem with Devil Survivor Overclocked: it isn't a 3DS game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a rally racing game in true 3D, and while most games of this type seem to be slow and sluggish, TGR is quite the opposite, fast and smooth. It has a lot of impressive things going for it, with few shortcomings to speak of.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a fine, quality Mario title that deserves a mention in the same breath as Nintendo's finest 2D platformers. It doesn't hit their highest highs, but comes much closer than the other games in the New Super Mario Bros. series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent, but not great, first MotionPlus and tennis effort from EA. It isn't very fun as a pick-up-and-play title because of the steep learning curve. However, if you take your time and read up on the controls online, it can be a great game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compassionate and hugely entertaining throwback to a classic kind of game that isn't often released these days.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most surprising of all? This magnificent game, cream of the DS crop, is only available at Wal-Mart. If not for this sad lack of faith, I would expect Chibi-Robo to become one of Nintendo's brightest new mascots, transitioning between genres and systems while retaining a core gameplay structure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Skylanders Giants is a fantastic game regardless of your desire to shell out money for additional characters. Whether you have three figures or 48, this well-designed game is worth the time of kids and adults alike. Don't scoff at its concept; you shouldn't miss one of the best Gauntlet-esque games in years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When it comes down to playing the game, it is just fun; sucking up ghosts is somehow addicting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Bridge is different than most puzzlers on the Wii U eShop, but that, along with its emphasis on gameplay, is what makes it stand out the most.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ace Attorney Investigations is a fantastic game for fans of the series. It expands the mythos, features a novel take on familiar gameplay, and stars a fan-favorite character.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of fun to have in groups, and even friends that don’t play a lot of games will catch on quick and enjoy themselves. If you have a GameCube, a GBA, and a few friends, it’s a must-have for parties.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are niggles and little things that could potentially annoy, but the sheer amount of content outshines any of it. Sit back, relax and step into the Fashion Narnia that is New Style Boutique 2.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are kind of bothered by the dawdling pace of other turn-based strategy games, then you're better off skipping this title, as it is one of the slowest games of its kind.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. While it hasn't perfected what Excite Truck started, it offers a fresh experience that is unlike anything before. Even fans of Excite Truck will be thrown for a loop when they take on the virtual high-speed obstacle course that is Excitebots.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is by far the best one yet and is probably the best Spider-Man game, period, of the last few years.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Kokuga is a welcome addition to the 3DS library and a fresh take on its genre. While it may target a more casual audience than its predecessor, Kokuga’s unique power-up system and huge boss variety definitely make it worth a playthrough.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Graceful Explosion Machine is an intelligently designed 2D shooter for the Switch. The developers obviously put a lot of thought into the weapon and high score systems and made a title that you’ll want to replay over and over. The Nintendo Switch may still have a low number of retail releases, but Graceful Explosion Machine is another indie title that will keep you enthralled on both the go and at home.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Forgotten Sands is a good game, but it's really just more of the same if you've played a recent entry in the Prince of Persia series. The Wii additions aren't essential, boiling down to basic Wii Remote pointer control.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you haven’t dipped into Mega Man games on portables yet, Mega Man Legacy Collection is a no-brainer if you’re ever hankering for some classic Capcom action going forward.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Single-player attractions may have some flaws, but for now, Nintendo Land is the quintessential multiplayer game that everyone should at least check out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those hoping for an overhaul will have to wait for the inevitable Brain Age 3.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no shortage of appeal to this game for those who can appreciate a classic dungeon crawler. Unfortunately for non-fans, there isn’t much else on the table.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amusing caper, but not an epic adventure like Rayman 2. Rayman 3 has some very strong qualities, but its brevity just cannot be ignored.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Death Squared ends up being another great multiplayer experience for Switch. Laughs will emerge from accidental and pathetic-looking deaths and likely lead to the eventual furrowed brows of frustration and critical thinking - making for all the integral elements of a good puzzle game. Don't expect a lot of new elements and variables to appear though, the game is kept to a simple, tried-and-true formula that succeeds in boggling minds, all wrapped up in a neat and tidy package.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s not for everyone, but if it’s for you, it’s a gaming experience you won’t likely forget.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The lack of link play makes the game’s replay value pretty slim.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s jam-packed with clever little touches, and only really disappoints in that it has to end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be too soon after LEGO City Undercover to truly appreciate LEGO Batman 2. Playing them nearly back-to-back accentuates the similarity of the core gameplay, and makes the many-reprised assets, actions and animations stick out. But if you have skipped the superior Wii U exclusive earlier, or you are hungry for more of the same, or you're looking for a co-op experience or if you simply need your LEGO games to be Batman-flavored, then LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a solid option.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash are really great games, but they aren't for newcomers in the slightest. The game expects you to have played the previous entries and that you know what happened to the various characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, it's an action-platforming player's dream come true. The action is fast and intense, and it doesn't often let up. Those who have played and enjoyed the first two games in the series will find this third installment just as much fun, although just a hair less difficult.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This 3D Classic is surprisingly good given the base material. I actually recommend it highly. Try playing with classic controls first, then custom controls, and see how much different the experience is. As somebody who'd simply dismissed the game up until now, I'm glad I had the chance to play it because Kid Icarus is unexpectedly enjoyable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A clever, charming Metroidvania with some intense platforming bits, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a must play for fans of the genre.

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